Now, RJD to stake claim to form govt in Bihar

Now, RJD to stake claim to form govt in Bihar

Now, RJD to stake claim to form govt in Bihar

These remarks, by Goa Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, come after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government, despite the party lacking a majority in the 224-strong state Assembly.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav too wanted the Bihar governor to invite his party to form a government in the state, citing results of the November 2015 elections. "We also request the Bihar governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka invite the single largest party, which in Bihar is the RJD", Yadav said.

The Karnataka Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form the government on the ground that it emerged as the single-largest party is set to have a ripple effect.

Kavlekar said the Congress would meet Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday and submit a letter containing signatures of all 16 party MLAs, PTI reported.

In the 243-seat Bihar Assembly, the RJD has 80 seats, the JD (U) 71 and the Congress 27.

The voices against the BJP's "illegal" way of coming to power in Karnataka were also being raised in several other states, including Bihar and Tamil Nadu. BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister on Thursday morning, after the Supreme Court refused to stay his swearing-in following a late-night hearing, subject to further orders.

Now, RJD to stake claim to form govt in Bihar

He claimed that organisations like the Election Commission and CBI are being blackmailed into doing the BJP's bidding and questioned how BS Yeddyurappa asked for 7 days to prove a government, but ended up getting 15 days instead. Amit Shah and other BJP leaders work on horse trading or they threaten MLAs with ED, income tax raids.

Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala had on Wednesday night invited Yeddyurappa to form the government and prove within 15 days that he had a majority in the Legislative Assembly.

"If we aren't united today then it was Bihar yesterday, Karnataka today, can be MP or Rajasthan tomorrow", he added. "The governor should invite us to form the government in Goa as per the precedent set by her Karnataka counterpart, said Kavlekar, the Leader of Opposition in the Goa Assembly". "So, we appeal to Governor to invite us to form govt", Yatish Naik, Congress, told ANI.

The Constitution is under "severe attack" and an atmosphere of fear prevailed in the country, Congress president said, likening the situation to Pakistan and some African countries under "dictatorship".

While the Congress-JD-S alliance had the support of more than 112 MLAs, the BJP had only 104 MLAs, eight short of the required numbers to form the government. "Four governments in four years did not damage the BJP or Nitish Kumar, it harmed the people of Bihar.These politics developments will similarly affect the growth and development of Karnataka", Yadav. Kavlekar said in the absence of the chief minister, there was no proper government in the state.

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